NGO Agency of European Innovations, member of WG 4 UNP started the initiative implementation “Ways to Develop Professional Digital Competencies in the Cultural Heritage Sector” within the project “Supporting the activities of the Ukrainian National Platform of the EaP CSF in 2021-2023” that is carried out by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) with the financial support of the European Union.

Name of the initiative: Ways to Develop Professional Digital Competencies in the Cultural Heritage Sector (WG4)

Organisation: NGO Agency of European Innovations (WG4)


– NGO organisation GraDeSvit which includes representatives of the professional movement “Digital Heritage”. This organization will attract to the initiative implementation experts from the IT business environment.

– Department of Computer Sciences of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, which carries out direct educational activities on digitization of the cultural sphere.

– Zhytomyr regional public organization “Association of united arts”, member of WG4 UNP.

– Women’s charitable organization “Our visions”, member of WG4 UNP

Duration of the project: 16.07.2021 – 15.12.202

Aim of the initiative is to develop digital transformation processes in the cultural heritage sector by increasing the level of digital competence of all stakeholders.

Ivan Kulchytsky, NGO Agency of European Innovations (WG 4 UNP):

Key problems of digital gap in the cultural heritage sector of Ukraine are: out of date training programs in profiled educational institutions, practical absence of programs for improvement of qualifications of the managing staff of the institutions and of the Ministry of culture and information policy, as well as the absence of curricula of interdisciplinary training of specialists from cultural institutions and IT specialists.

Such situation leads to negative consequences as the reduction of economic indicators of the cultural and tourism sector, which is a powerful perspective economic resource of the country; loss of cultural values and national identity; increased threats to national, territorial and state security.

Initiative will prepare proposals to special educational courses which provide update knowledge and digital competencies to the management and expertise of the cultural sector, which will contribute to effective strategic planning and systemic digital development of the industry and accelerate digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector.